About the Study:
“The self-study has been started in the fall of 1963, carried out by the Division of Research and Field Study of the Executive Council of the Executive Council in New York. It was completed a year later. By the fall of 1965, the data had been organized and analyzed, and the results were ready to be reported and discussed…..The self-study was about people rather than property or finances, though the need for money is evident in the report. In many ways, the picture that emerged was one of which to be proud…The most depressing findings, however, had to do with the low state of morale and the weakness of the lines of communication among members of different parishes. Too many divisions existed. Race and class were the unspoken divides here. Lay leadership did not seem especially strong to the study group, nor were the Convocations, or regional groupings, very effective. Furthermore, the number of communicants were flat, while the population in the metropolitan area was growing.” – Sheldon Hackney, This Far By Faith: Tradition and Change in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, pp. 308-309.
[I hope to have all of the parish reports posted by the end of 2018]
Personally I think this photo is the interior of Trinity Chapel, Crescentville. The chapel was remodeled after a 1927 fire. The style of the interior here would befit a church built at the time Trinity Chapel was first constructed. Thoughts?